Portrait Album Cover Art. Sid Selvidge. 12" Vinyl 1. 1. Ballad of Otis B. Watson. 2. Look What the Years Have Done to You. 3. Going Through Another Change. 5. Cotton Eyed Joe. 6. Wreck on the Highway. 8. Only the Children Know.
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Sid Selvidge has had a musical career as expansive as the Mississippi Delta – and as true to his roots as the bluesmen of yesteryear. Leaving his home in Greenville, MS, Sid moved to Memphis at an early age, studying and performing with legendary bluesmen like Furry Lewis and Mississippi Fred McDowell at the famous Bitter Lemon Club.
A singer and songwriter with an uncommonly strong and evocative voice, Sid Selvidge was a superb example of a successful regional artist - he opted to stay in his adopted home of Memphis, Tennessee rather than pursue opportunities that would lead him out of town, and trusted his muse over the whims of the music business. Selvidge was born in Greenville, Mississippi in 1943; he took up the guitar as a teenager, but his first step into a career as a performer came when he landed a job as a weekend disc jockey on Greenville's WDDT-AM after winning a high school talent contest. In 1969, Enterprise Records (a division of the mighty R&B label Stax) signed Selvidge to a record deal, and released his debut album, Portrait.
But Sid Selvidge’s path would take him into a long career as a musician before he returned to radio in 1996 as executive producer of the Beale Street Caravan radio show, a position he held until his death in 2013. The album, called Portrait, was an attempt at popular music and featured Sid in a band setting. He had another chance to work with Don Nix as a producer in 1971. Nix got a deal with Elektra.
|A1||The Ballad Of Otis B. Watson|
|A2||Look What The Years Have Done To You|
|A3||Going Through Another Change|
|A5||Cotton Eyed Joe|
|A6||Wreck On The Highway|
|B1||Children's Suite-Only The Children Know|
|B4||Tying Days Together|
- Producer – Don Nix
Notesprod. by Don Nix at Ardent Studios Memphis for the Stax subsidiary label Enterprise
|ENS-1003||Sid Selvidge||Portrait (LP)||Enterprise||ENS-1003||US||1969|